American mezzo-soprano Erika Person is a versatile singing actress, recognized for her sensitive singing and captivating stage presence. Her opera repertoire includes Adalgisa (Norma), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel) and Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette) to name a few. Hailed by the press for her work in operetta, Erika has regularly been featured with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) since her debut in the title role of Iolanthe in 2004 and with the company has performed nearly the full G&S canon. Erika recently received NYGASP's 2014-2015 Isaac Asimov Award for Artistic Excellence and lifetime contribution to the company. Erika was also named as a finalist in the National Opera Association's 2015 Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition. As an oratorio and concert soloist, she has appeared in concert with Lake George Opera, Salt Marsh Opera, the Oratorio Society of Queens, at the Austrian Cultural Form, and New York City Center and Symphony Space.
Visit Erika's Video page for clips of her recent debut performances of "The Deepest Desire" by Jake Heggie, "Motetti di Montale (Libro 2)" by John Harbison, and "Ave Maria" by dear friend & NYGASP cohort David Auxier!
Erika maintains a small private voice studio in Manhattan. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a consultation.
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